Teacher Review For Lightbot - Programming Puzzles

Fun way to learn programming, without knowing you're learning programming!

Kristin W.
Classroom teacher
John Ericsson Middle School 126
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use this puzzle like game in my computer lab. Although each student has their own workstation, some students do like to work in pairs to complete tasks. For each level, students need to set up commands in specific sequences to help the character "light up" all the squares.
My Take
LightBot is a fun easy way to understand the principle of computer programming, which sounds like a boring, daunting task! It is fun, it is rewarding, it is addicting, it teaches you the basics of coding. It is the new Logo!